Hold the Date! Halloween at the Farm 2007 is 5-10 p.m. Saturday, October 28 at Squire Valleevue Farm. For the most up-to-date information check out

CaseLearns will be offering a free class on Patent Searching Basics for all interested faculty, staff, and students from 1-3 p.m. October 12. Register at This course will introduce simple patent terminology and basic search techniques. Users will be able to locate patents of interest and utilize some of the freely available resources to attain copies of patents from the United States or other countries.


Case gets grant for terrorism prosecution program

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 6, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has received a $246,807 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to promote cooperation between U.S. and foreign prosecutors in terrorism cases. Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy will use the grant to establish the Professional Education for Terrorism Trials Program. Case law professors Amos N. Guiora and Gregory S. McNeal will lead the project as the project's principal investigator/government official liaison and executive director, respectively.

Synchronizing sex: Time to harmonize your hormones

Health Magazine, October 5, 2006

How many nights have you spent on your side of the bed awake with passion, while your partner is curled up next to you deep in sleep? Or maybe you're the one who's OK with having sex every week or so, while he's looking for it every other day. First, ditch the idea that both of you should always be passionate for each other at the same time. "In the movies, the couples are turned on before they begin touching," says couples therapist Barry McCarthy, a psychology professor at American University in Washington, D.C. "In reality, among happily married couples, only 50 percent of sexual experiences occur when both partners are desirous, aroused, and orgasmic." The rest of the time, it may take effort to get in the mood at the same time. Also, understand that "in the mood" may mean something different for him than it does for you, says Sheryl Kingsberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

2 Americans win Nobel in physics

The New York Times October 4, 2006

Two American astronomers who uncovered evidence on the origin of the universe and how it grew into galaxies were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. The astronomers, John C. Mather of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, and George F. Smoot of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, will split the prize of 10 million Swedish kroners, about $1.37 million. Mather and Smoot led a team of more than 1,000 scientists, engineers and technicians behind the Cosmic Background Explorer, or COBE, satellite launched in 1989. Its mission was to study a haze of microwave radiation thought to be a remnant of the Big Bang that started the universe. Lawrence M. Krauss, a cosmologist at Case Western Reserve University, said, "People had hoped to see lumps, but it almost looked like a pipe dream."

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Not missing the SAT

Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2006

At a session Thursday on colleges with SAT-optional admissions policies, organizers let Inside Higher Ed pose a question to the audience, which was standing room only (and sitting in the aisle): How many of you are here because your college currently requires the SAT and you are thinking of ending the requirement? Several dozen of those at the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling shot up their hands -- to applause from others in the room. A high school counselor then suggested another question: How many of you who are guidance counselors would like to see more colleges abandon the SAT? More hands and more applause.

Methods for teaching math

Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2006

Math instructors at community colleges face an uphill battle by many measures: the U.S. Department of Education says that fewer than half of high school graduates are prepared for college-level math and science, high school test scores in math have barely budged since the 1970s, and American students rank a sorry 24th out of 29 developed nations for mathematical problem-solving skills. Two-year colleges -- which attract higher numbers of students needing remedial education than their four-year counterparts -- bear the brunt of the challenge of getting students up to speed.

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Jack Haught, a professor of theology at Georgetown University, will be the keynote speaker of the College Scholars Program lecture. His topic, "God after Darwin," will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7 in Strosacker Auditorium. Free. Details: Lecture is cosponsored with the Hallinan Project and the Department of Philosophy.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will have an Information Session for its Master of Nonprofit Organizations and Certificate in Nonprofit Management programs, which are ranked in the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The session takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7 in Thwing Center. Attend this session and the application fee will be waived. Applications are being accepted for spring and fall 2007 enrollment. Scholarship opportunities are available. For more information and to RSVP, call 216-368-6025 or e-mail to Visit the Web at

Case's Dance Program will participate in a networked dance event on Wednesday, October 11, with dancers, choreographers, musicians and panelists in Cleveland, and Miami and Gainesville, Florida. The Cleveland presentation will take place at Mather Dance Center. It is free and open to the public. The panel discussion will begin at 10 a.m. and the dance performance will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. For information, visit or call 368-2854.

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Effective October 1, there has been a change in the Tax Rate Tables for the State of Ohio. Most employees will notice only minor changes in the amount of Ohio State Tax withheld from their paychecks. Individuals in higher income brackets will have a more noticeable change by having less Ohio State Tax withheld.

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Catch Blue and White Fever at Homecoming 2006: Spirit Banner Party. Head to the Heart of the Campus from 12:30 to 2, today, October 6. (Rain site: Thwing Center atrium). Bring your campus organization, your office, or yourself, along with your Spartan Spirit, and show Case Western Reserve University how much Blue and White Fever you have. Supplies will be provided for alumni, faculty, staff and students to create a banner for the entire campus to see.

Establishing a Just Peace in Darfur: A Conversation with Carol Bellamy, president and CEO of World Learning, will take place at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Interfaith Center at Church of the Covenant in Interfaith Plaza in University Circle. For details: E-mail to, or visit

Case School of Medicine and the AMA student chapter will sponsor a discussion and presentation on health care issues and advocacy, featuring Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and David Pavlick, a member of the Single Payer Action Network - SPAN Ohio. The program will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, in the School of Medicine, E301. Information about SPAN Ohio and Pavlick's efforts may be found at

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Kim Deimling recently joined the university as a department assistant in the faculty affairs office in the School of Medicine.

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Lead researcher Mahmoud Ghannoum, Ph.D., along with researchers at the Center for Medical Mycology at University Hospitals and Case Medical Center have shown that toenail fungus and athlete's foot can spread from person to person living in the same household. The findings were presented in San Francisco at the 46th ICAAC Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology. For details,